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The Authority’s Plans for Channel Four

Published 2 November 2022

Inside the 20-year battle for a fourth channel

All up to the advertisers

Published 29 August 2022

The government has announced it plans to start commercial radio in the UK

Shock at the BBC

Published 20 May 2022

Lord Hill is suddenly moved from the ITA to the BBC – to the horror of the staff at Broadcasting House

INDEPENDENT TELEVISION: Present and Future Policy on Development

Published 14 February 2022

A gallop through how ITV got to opening day and what’s next for the new network

The future of television: Their ideas

Published 28 December 2021

Part Ten: Keith Waterhouse of the Daily Mirror looks into the future of British television

The future of television: The I.T.A.

Published 26 December 2021

Part Six: Keith Waterhouse of the Daily Mirror looks into the future of British television

The ITA transmitter network

Published 5 November 2021

Comparative maps of VHF and UHF coverage from the Independent Television Authority

No Damage So Far, But We Must Learn to Live with Commercial Television

Published 25 October 2021

ITV is here. Will it kill the cinema?

ITV: the Programmes and the Companies

Published 27 September 2021

The ITA gives us a quick look at how ITV is organised in 1966

The Story of Independent TV

Published 22 September 2021

Behind the scenes of that new ‘Independent Television’ you’ve heard so much about

A Shared Medium

Published 13 September 2021

It’s time for a fourth channel in the UK. But no more than that, please

Tuning-in to… Grampian

Published 14 May 2021

Grampian is almost here! Find out how to tune in, what to watch and who’s behind the new programmes

Slick – that is the new TV

Published 12 April 2021

It’s launch day for ITV in London, but there’s a fire in the stables in Ambridge…

How can they get out of the MESS?

Published 18 December 2020

The last-ditch effort to prevent commercial television from being born

Commercial radio on way – 60 stations to be opened

Published 28 September 2020

The government gives the go-ahead for Independent Local Radio in 1971

Yes, commercial T.V. is here

Published 22 September 2020

Commercial television launches in London tonight – but how will that affect the people of Banbury?

Technical operations: the ITV network

Published 14 August 2020

The not-so-simple process of getting the output of the cameras to your TV screen in 1967

The fall of Teledu Cymru

Published 12 August 2020

The ITA reports on their biggest failure to date: the fall of Wales (West and North) Television in 1964

Opening day for Channel Nine

Published 31 October 2019

The Belfast Telegraph reports on the opening of Ulster Television

Why ITV is pulling out all the plugs

Published 24 June 2019

It’s almost S-night! With ITV about to convert from 405 to 625, the technology correspondent of the Sunday Times looks into what’s involved

A rationalised ITV structure

Published 27 May 2019

The Daily Telegraph has a plan for ITV in 1971: tear it up and start again. It’s nonsense and we’ll tell you why

ITA Colour is coming!

Published 20 May 2019

Colour… UHF… 625… Duplication… What the viewer needs to know in 1969

ITV-2

Published 6 May 2019

A Transdiffusion exclusive: read the Independent Television Authority’s in-depth plans for ITV-2 in 1971

Never on a Sunday

Published 17 January 2019

The British cabinet discusses what ITV should be showing on Sunday afternoons in 1955

Sentenced to death

Published 8 January 2019

Rediffusion’s chairman tears the ITA to shreds in his final address to shareholders in December 1967

They watch your viewing

Published 7 January 2019

The Independent Television Authority took on new powers in 1964. The TVTimes in February 1965 explains what these are and how the ITA is structured

Tory-Weighted Programmers For Britain’s Comm’l TV Spark Rumpus

Published 29 November 2018

The first ITV contracts are announced in November 1954… but, as Variety reports, politicians are worried

Factsheet 1966: ITA Engineering

Published 4 October 2018

An introduction to the ITV transmitter network in 1966

Factsheet 1966: Taste, Accuracy, Impartiality in ITV Programmes

Published 13 September 2018

An introduction to content regulation on ITV in 1966

A week in September 1964 on Southern

Published 5 September 2018

An introduction to our analysis of a week on Southern Television in our new subsite Zenith

Factsheet 1966: Independent Television in Wales / Teledu Annibynnol yng Nghymru

Published 30 August 2018

An introduction to television for Wales in 1966 / Cyflwyniad i deledu yng Nghymru yn 1966

Factsheet 1966: Television Advertising

Published 23 August 2018

An introduction to television advertising rules in 1966

Factsheet 1966: Independent Television Programmes

Published 16 August 2018

An introduction to Independent Television programming in 1966

Factsheet 1966: The Independent Television Authority

Published 9 August 2018

An introduction to Independent Television in 1966

Thames in the ITA and IBA yearbooks

Published 31 July 2018

How Thames presented itself in every ITA/IBA yearbook from 1969 until 1988

Frost joins tycoons in shock ITV shake-up

Published 23 July 2018

The Daily Mirror reports on the decisions taken by the ITA in the ITV franchise round of 1967

In an ITA transmitting station

Published 19 July 2018

A simplified guide to how the pictures get from the studio to the transmitter to your home from 1966

Sunday success story

Published 13 July 2018

ABC producer Penry Jones in 1964 on why religious programmes on ITV are popular

Down-Channel economics

Published 28 June 2018

CHANNEL TELEVISION AT 60 • In 1970, the Daily Telegraph asks if Channel Television can survive

Between the lines

Published 14 June 2018

Granada Television starts the day on the evening of its new 7-day contract

Toddlers and the £750,000 Question

Published 4 June 2018

Lord Hill of Luton on ending the Toddlers’ Truce and handing £750,000 to ITV

Three year diary

Published 18 May 2018

The 1964 contract renewal won, Howard Thomas explains what ABC will be doing for the next three years

Independent Television in 1959

Published 8 April 2018

Our new microsite takes a snapshot of ITV as it stood in the middle of 1959

Breakdowns

Published 20 February 2018

Instructions for transmitter staff in the event of screens going blank

This is Independent Television

Published 15 January 2018

The Independent Television Authority hits back at critics of ITV in 1958

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